The Short List
The reggae star and son of the late Bob Marley makes an appearance in Portland with Natty.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., www.roselandpdx.com, $24
David Ornette Cherry
The piano player leads a band to celebrate jazz great Thelonious Monk's birthday. Cherry won the 2003 ASCAP-Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, The Blue Monk, 3341 S.E. Belmont St., 503-595-0575, $10
The country music star will sing many of his hits, including those off his four-CD collection, 'These Days,' released in 2006. Gill has sold more than 26 million albums and earned 18 Country Music Association awards.
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Lincoln City, 1-888-624-6228, $70-$85
Heads up: The pioneering, iconic all-female group is getting ready to release its new album, 'Sweetheart of the Sun,' its first record in nearly eight years. The first single is 'I'll Never Be Through With You.' Original members on tour are singer Susanna Hoffs, guitarist/singer Vicki Peterson and drummer/singer Debbi Peterson.
8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., www.roselandpdx.com, $22.50-$30
Another heads up: The blues legend is coming to Portland in November, and tickets are on sale. He'll be joined by Curtis Salgado.
8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay Ave., www.pcpa.com, $43-$85
'God of Carnage'
Artists Repertory Theatre has extend the season-launching, ferociously funny hit by Yasmina Reza. The play tells the story of two sets of parents who meet to discus a bullying incident in what they hoped would be a civilized manner.
7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 16, Artists Repertory Theatre Alder Stage, 1516 S.W. Alder St., 503-241-1278, $20-$42
'All in the Timing'
It's a collection of six comic vignettes by playwright David Ives. The vignettes explore missed and made connections between a man and a woman meeting for the first time.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 5-8, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, University of Portland Mago Hunt Theater, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., 503-943-7287, $10, $5 students/seniors
Miz Kitty's Parlour
A night of song, dance and juggling fun kicks off the group's 10th season, which will feature events every second Saturday of each month. The first show features musical acts Trashcan Joe, The Charleens, The Brassroots Movement and Lisa Ornstein (a fiddler), juggler/comedian Matt Baker and comic group Bo Peep.
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., www.mizkittyparlour.com, $12 (21 and older)
Chris Lawrence, Chipper_Shredder
Artists and vendors take to Northeast Alberta Street for one of the last days before the adverse weather arrives, and a highlight will be Lawrence's site-specific work, a product of time, labor and the circumstances that present themselves during the process of making. He combines construction stock with repurposed consumers goods, found objects, light and sound. Also appearing at Appendix Project Space, in the Hay Batch, will be Chipper_Shredder, with traumatic ritual providing action to the sculptural object resulting in a mutated form.
7 p.m. Last Thursday, Sept. 29, Appendix Project Space, Northwest Alberta Street/26th and 27th avenues, www.appendixspace.com
The Portland Fall Home and Garden Show features everything domestic for the shopping and researching consumer, and including Serving Up Style, a table top competition with designer living spaces, dining room environments and cutting edge design - more than 12 rooms will be presented.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 29-30, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr., www.otshows.com, $10